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Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Pruhusky
mobil1 works for me

Like an idiot, I used the BMW oil for the 14K I had my '12 GSA. I started noticing oil droplets around the starter, which naturally migrated to the rest of the engine case and transmission. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,183
Posted By Pruhusky
Yup

I can't really bitch about my dealer. '12 GSA out of warranty on time (FD play). He ate the cost of the repair (crown bearing, seals, labor). Was my pristine drive scratched and covered with 75/90...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Pruhusky
If it were me, I'd take 10" and drop the drive. ...

If it were me, I'd take 10" and drop the drive. There's enough sand and debris around there to tell me that it's inside as well. It's not the end of the world, but I'd order up a new plastic piece,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Pruhusky
Phillips can be had at Walmart for ~$7. Mine...

Phillips can be had at Walmart for ~$7. Mine eats them every 6k, almost on the dot. Part # is the same as OEM. Throw a little dielectric in there too.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,908
Posted By Pruhusky
Bdcw #1

I've had mine on a '12 for three years now. Kurt is right. Easy on and off for oil changes, AND it will definitely save your bacon if you do something stupid, like case a rock. Ask me how I know. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pruhusky
All other suggestions are good ones. In other...

All other suggestions are good ones. In other words, clean it up and watch it from there. I've got a '12 that had the exact same leak pattern though. I started seeing it at the bottom of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Pruhusky
I've had my '12 for a few years now; and that...

I've had my '12 for a few years now; and that "well" the unit sits in is the single worst design I've ever seen on any bike in the last 30 years. I marvel each time that I wash it, or I ride in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pruhusky
I had a similar issue on my '12. I fought it for...

I had a similar issue on my '12. I fought it for about 3K, and then it went away. I cleaned the tone ring up front, checked both wires for chafing, changed the FD fuid....you name it. The lever...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By Pruhusky
It actually is a little happier when it's warmed...

It actually is a little happier when it's warmed up a bit, just on that initial take off in 1st. It'll roll off with almost zero throttle. Ice cold it needs more juice, otherwise it'll stumble that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By Pruhusky
I think they all spin

Same comments as above. Once the trans is warm, it stops spinning completely. As far as the "never warm your bike up" business, I think common sense should prevail. I live in northern VT. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By Pruhusky
Fuel Range

That number sounds way off. I have the same bike ('12) that gets 350-360 per tank, every time. That's with 40 or so miles left in it (according to the comp). My triangle pops pops on at exactly 47...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By Pruhusky
Engine Noise?

I don't hear anything out of the ordinary. Granted, mine's a '12, but it sounds remarkably similar. I hear some valve "ticking", but that's
about it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Pruhusky
Answer bdcw

Black Dog makes the best plate and center stand combo out there-period.
Check them out @ blackdog.com. I might be wrong on the URL, but you will not be disappointed. Yeah, the stock plate is junk...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 113,146
Posted By Pruhusky
That is Sweet-Great Bike

I hope the newer camheads are as capable over the long haul. Comment on that Mobil 1 15/50. I had a seal leak that started tracking down to the bottom of the starter at 9K ('12GSA). It started...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
Posted By Pruhusky
Thanks to all. Got it buttoned up yesterday. I...

Thanks to all. Got it buttoned up yesterday. I used the zip tie trick to help get the yoke on the output shaft. It took more than a few tries to get the boot on properly. The swing arm first...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
Posted By Pruhusky
Yeah, I was (and still am) trying to get this...

Yeah, I was (and still am) trying to get this thing back togather without dropping the shock. It's definately a beauty though. Wish I thought of that super glue trick that Dave mentioned eleswhere...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
Posted By Pruhusky
Thanks for the pic. I used a hard plastic wedge...

Thanks for the pic. I used a hard plastic wedge to get it moving reward, then did the rest with a drum brake spoon. Slight grab at the 12:00 position on all crosses. The pain is getting the boot...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
Posted By Pruhusky
Shaft Removal

Thanks. Every other pic I've seen has folks releasing it from the other end. I'll get some wood and soft cloths and have a go at it. I tried to raise the swing arm parallel to the floor to take the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
Posted By Pruhusky
Question '12 GSA Drive Shaft Removal

Just hit 20K the other day and decided to pull the shaft out to have a look. I lowered the final drive at my 6K service to check the "state of the union" so to speak. I cleaned and Molly pasted the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Pruhusky
Brake Failure Light

Same thing on my '12. It started acting up @ 16k. I've changed the brake fluid myself x 2. I always light up the ABS afterwards, then rebleed. I pulled the front sensor, ran the wire looking for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,215
Views: 1,369,744
Posted By Pruhusky
Prepare For Winter

Mid 30's in VT. So, with 18K and change on the '12 GSA, it was time to check the valves (haven't moved) and change the oil. That was today. Tomorrow I'll pull the drive shaft to have a looksie, clean...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Pruhusky
Unstopable

Can the Bayeriche Motoren Werks get it right?
16k on my '12 GSA, and in addition to the wonderful factory rust prevention package, AKA, leaking counterbalance seal, now my ABS just quit. Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By Pruhusky
Try This

'12 GSA. Same problem. I can only guess that water made its way to the fuel pick up point. Ever look under the cap after a wash? Bad design. I check mine all the time after extensive rain or after a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By Pruhusky
Same Issue

Someone else can chime in here. But, I'll tell you what worked for me. Mine rattled too, from 3800 on up under hard acceleration, then again a but coming off the throttle. Finally invested in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,783
Posted By Pruhusky
Counterbalance Seal

Had the dealer check it out in the parking lot. He said all signs point to the above. Said he'd fix it whenever I wanted, but cautioned that he's seen them take two weeks to complete. 16 hours in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,783
Posted By Pruhusky
Me Too

'12 GSA, 14K. Sight window was down a fraction, so I started looking around. I've got it too. Crap. Oil leaking near the top starter bolt, tracking down to my Black Dog skid plate. Well, here's why...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,382
Posted By Pruhusky
I can't figure those Can Ams out either. Although...

I can't figure those Can Ams out either. Although I did receive a frantic "what are you doing?" wave while standing headed up a dirt road. Still can't figure that one out.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,382
Posted By Pruhusky
Are Pirates and GSX Warriers the Same?

I'm old. Well, not really old. Anyway 30 years of riding must count in the worthiness of observation department. My point is I think that both of the crowds have more in common than they think. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 55,659
Posted By Pruhusky
The best is going to Costco and fitting half a...

The best is going to Costco and fitting half a shopping cart on my 1200. The looks I get while carefully strapping my stuff down is terrific. "Don't you get wet in the rain?" "It happens". Unlike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Pruhusky
I'm working off an IPhone right now. Anybody know...

I'm working off an IPhone right now. Anybody know how to post pics off of it?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Pruhusky
Nope. I've checked all gaskets for correct size...

Nope. I've checked all gaskets for correct size as well. They match what came off the bike. I'll get some pics of the threads.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Pruhusky
Cry Oil Filter 911

This is embarrassing. I've been doing my own maintenance for years, and am perplexed. I've successfully dumped 5 qts of oil onto the garage floor. I've tried the stock filter and the MW 75. Both...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,918
Posted By Pruhusky
12K on the clock. '12 GSA I've had for a year...

12K on the clock. '12 GSA I've had for a year and a half.
Just checked them: Left jug .152 and .033, Right one was .152/.179 and .033 for the exhausts.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By Pruhusky
Black Dog all the way. Alt Rider looks like a...

Black Dog all the way. Alt Rider looks like a thong by comparison. Nice on a chick, not on the bike. I've had mine for a year. Multiple oil changes-no problem getting it on and off. Their mounting...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,393
Posted By Pruhusky
Get it

Those 300s go forever. I've got an '03 with probably 150 hrs on it. Chugs like an old XR600 down low and rips from half throttle. I just took it out for a spin on the dirt roads of Fairfax, VT. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Pruhusky
Well, the tool kits are a joke. I remember when...

Well, the tool kits are a joke. I remember when they used to include things one could use in the kit. It's so pointless, I threw mine in the garage, and like most folks, pieced together a good kit...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Pruhusky
I'm sure that dealers get squeezed all the time ...

I'm sure that dealers get squeezed all the time
for eveything at the time of sale. Having bought a
'12 in Oct '11, I've been in your boat. I didn't even
ask for the 600 mile service. It was...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-01-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 486,868
Posted By Pruhusky
All things equal, it's better to have learned in the dirt

Most of these posts are right on the money. I'm a semi-geezer at 45, and learned to ride in the woods back when the XR 600 was king. I later moved on to a host of 2-stroke machines that taught me...
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